Joy Burns Plaza

  • Seating Capacity: 170 – 210 people

    Standing Capacity: 250 – 300 people

    Basic Dimensions: 37’-8” wide x 45’-10 5/8” long

    This space is included with the rental of June Swaner Gates Concert Hall on event days, but may also be rented separately pending availability.

    The Joy Burns Plaza is the main lobby for the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. It also functions as a striking space for up to a 300 person standing or a 210 person seated reception. This elegant enclosed plaza features a high vaulted ceiling, transverse windows, Italian travertine marble floor, double columns, a 16th Century Flemish Tapestry, and custom designed alabaster chandeliers and wood furniture.

    Joy Burns Plaza as a Public Space

    When scheduling your event to take place in the Joy Burns Plaza, please remember that it is a public space which people use to get to other venues and events taking place in the building. Use of Joy Burns Plaza and the East, West, and center North entry ways into the Newman Center, should be used solely as a conduit for entrance and egress of the public to the Facility for scheduled public events. The Newman Center is a public space which includes multiple rehearsal, performance, classroom, office, and other venues, and University faculty, staff, and students, along with other user organizations and their personnel, audience members, and invitees may be using one or more, or all, of those other rehearsal, performance, study, office, parking, and public spaces in the Newman Center at the same time.

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